By: Destiny W.
“What is this answer, dear heavenly father what is the answer on whom my father is? Please, please send me a sign. “
As Ruby starts crying while she is looking up among the heavens, hoping just hoping for a sign or at least a clue on whom her father is. As Ruby ends her prayer she still has millions and millions of questions that roam in the back of her mind, as if her mind is a jigsaw puzzle that is waiting to be solved.
“Michelle, come here please.”
Ruby slowly starts to get frustrated; just by being ignored by her own sister.
“My, oh where could Michelle be?” Ruby says repeatedly to herself, as she is still roaming around the house.
Ruby investigated her whole entire house just, as if she was a F.B.I. investigator that is observing a crime scene. Ruby checks the whole entire house she searches up and down, left to right, Ruby almost turned her house upside down. As Ruby was searching for her sister Michelle the weather channel had a powerful tornado warning, but as usual Ruby did not pay any attention to the news because she was too focused on finding out where Michelle is.
SWOOSH, SWUNG, AND SWAM! The door swung open and just as the door swung so powerfully open Ruby ran as fast as she could and tries so hard to close the door. No matter how much strength Ruby uses; the door didn’t budge because the wind is way too powerful to close. Then all of a sudden, the door becomes loose off of the hinges and ends up hitting Ruby in the head and leaving her unconscious across the floor. Minutes turns in to hours, then all of a sudden Ruby wakes up, but she was not on the hard, wooden floor. Ruby lies across a wooden bench where her head laid upon an unidentified man’s lap.
“Who could this man be? And most of all why is he staring at me and smiling?”
So many questions, and yet no answer to Ruby's questions.
“What’s going on? Where am I?” Ruby thought to herself as she rubs her forehead in confusion.
“It’s about time you woke up, “the man says with a smile
As Ruby sits up and stares at the man and wonders if and why this man is being so kind to her and then yet she is still lost and confused about who this man is.
“If I may ask you a question dear, kind sir?”
“Yes what is it Ruby?”
Then all of a sudden Ruby starts to remember who the unidentified man was. Anger and sadness were playing battlefield in Ruby’s mind which led to even more confusion.
“Ruby do you remember me?”
Anger shoots through Ruby’s eyes as if they were a bow an arrow with fire attached to it.
“Yes, you were the one who walked out of my life when I was little correct?”
“Ruby I ….I can explain.”
“No need for explanations, this is the last thing that I need right now.”
“Please Ruby let me explain. “
Ruby is going through many mixed emotions that she didn’t know how to express herself because parts of her mind and heart were too severely damaged by seeing this man who calls himself her father. Ruby walks away from the man, but as she was walking away from him she tries so hard to hold back her tears but sadly, she didn’t hold the tears back. As soon as Ruby walks back home she recognizes her sister Michelle in the kitchen and as soon as Michelle turns around with open arms Ruby runs into her arms and burst in to tears.
“Michelle why is it that someone whom creates you and yet is still a monster?”
“Ruby do you remember what our mother said before she passed?”
“I remember a little bit. “
“Do you remember how she says a father is …”
Michelle and Ruby say “a father is someone who loves you and raises you.”
Ever since that warm summer day Ruby’s mind and soul were finally at peace because she has all the answers to her unanswered prayers about her father.